Dear Development Crossing Colleagues,
The Center for Sustainable Development is announcing a professional development course: Designing & Funding Nonprofit Projects. It will lead you through the development of a real project, in real time, and leave you with the practical tools to sustain it.
If you work with a nonprofit in a northern country working on traditional programs such as food banks, animal welfare, teen drop-in centers, homeless shelters, day care centers, community development, environmental conservation—this course will help you develop an impact oriented local project.
Become the solution. Student projects have included efforts to help communities in Europe and North America with community development projects such as: activities for the elderly, adaptation to climate change, alternative energy, alternative transportation, bicycle paths, business skills training for immigrants, conservation, elderly care facilities, natural resource management, recycling, urban renewal, and vocational skills training. The course will lead you through the development of similar real projects, in real time, in your own country.
Course leaders that have gained their development expertise providing face-to-face consulting services to nonprofits in the field will also provide you with consulting to ensure your project has a solid beginning.
1. They will help you conduct a needs assessment with your constituents,
2. develop a preliminary project concept,
3. conduct research on your project to identify evidence based development activities,
4. refine your community-based project and share it with your constituents, and
5. share your project concept with a potential donor.
Gain an insight into contemporary methods of developing impact-oriented projects. You will leave the course with practical tools and develop a range of skills: needs assessments, project design, community workshops, and discovering evidence-based project activities. The course is designed to be used as a vehicle for you to develop a real project, in real time, during the course.
If you have questions about the Online Learning program, please contact:
Tim Magee, Executive Director
Center for Sustainable Development
Tim Magee is the author of A Field Guide to Community Based Adaptation published by Routledge/Earthscan.